IS43. Yasutomo Suzuri Stone Sumi Set.
This set from Yasutomo makes a lovely gift for anyone wishing to learn the classic art of sumi-e. Each kit contains two classic sumi brushes, one larger and one smaller, as well as a sumi ink stick and Suzuki stone for grinding ink in the traditional method.
Includes an instruction sheet with detailed, step-by-step instructions grinding ink and how to paint a classic sumi bamboo painting. A QR code links to video instructions as well.
Ink stones feature a flat surface for grinding sumi ink sticks into liquid ink, and a slanted well to hold water. Put a small amount of water into the well, then rub your ink stick in slow circles into the water until an ink of your desired consistency is reached. Clean surface thoroughly after each use for best results.